While some MMA fans were amused by Stephan Bonnar and Tito Ortiz’s confrontation at Bellator 123, one light heavyweight contender says that some of the comments that preceded it were out of line.
Liam McGeary said that he wasn’t sure what was happening when he saw it.
“When the guy came on with the mask on, I was like, alright, who’s this stupid guy in the middle of the ring?” McGeary said on Monday’s edition of The MMA Hour. “And when they pulled the mask off, it was like, uh, well, who is he? I didn’t know if I was supposed to know who he was or anything. They didn’t actually introduce him, you know?”
The fighter said that he wasn’t aware that the two former UFC light heavyweights had any issues.
“I didn’t actually realize there was any beef between Stephan Bonnar and Tito Ortiz. That was news to me. But, I mean, the guy insulted Tito’s family, his friends. He went personal with some of that s–t he was saying, so man, I think Tito had every right to go after him. Personally, I would’ve stuck my foot in his face.
“When you attack and insult people’s families and stuff, that’s a line you don’t really cross.”
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